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Food delivered

Caterbirds - have a wonderful range of homemade meals that they will deliver to your door. They are also able to be your private chef service for that special occasion (book well in advance!) Telephone: 01556 503378

Tesco - The nearest Tesco is in Castle Douglas, they also deliver to the Estate - you are welcome to arrange a delivery.

ASDA and Morrisons also deliver here.

Kilnford Farmshop - deliver locally sourced meat hampers and veg boxes. Telephone: 01387 253087 

Eating Out

The Gallery at Laurieston, the closest cafe with amazing food! - 

Mr Pooks Kitchen, restaurant in Castle Douglas -

Laggan Life, Gatehouse of Fleet -

The Anchor, Kippford

The Clachan Inn, St John’s Town of Dalry -

The Ship, Gatehouse of Fleet -

The Selkirk Arms, Kirkudbright -


Cream O Galloway - Ice cream making workshops (and the best ice cream) 

The Cocoabean - Chocolate workshops

Station House Cookery School - 

Smoky Drink


Distillery Tours

Crafty Distillery (Gin) - The “Scottish Gin Distillery of the year” 

Annandale Distillery (Whisky) -

Bladnoch Distillery and Visitor Centre (Whisky) - 

Ninefold Distillery (Rum) -

Wild Scottish Stag


The Galloway Kite Trail -

Port Logan Fish Ponds - 

Red Deer Range - 

Kitchen Coos and Ewes - farm tour/’Highland Cow Safari!’ -  

Alpaca Trekking - 

Foraging with Mark (Mark will come to Slogarie or meet you at a location - this is a highly recommended experience!) -


Crichton Gardens - 

Logan Botanic Garden - 

Galloway House Gardens - 

Threave Gardens (they have an Osprey platform and bat reserve) - 

Castle Kennedy Gardens - 

The Nearly Lost Gardens of Arbigland - 



Equipment to hire

Bikes - The Break Pad (you can hire bikes from here and use their tracks or hire the bikes to have at your cottage. We can arrange this and offer a collection service)

Out and about

Horse riding -

Water Sports -

Mountain biking -

Guided bike riding -

Family friendly cycle loop, The Kirkpatrick Loop - 

Easier exploration

Forest Drives -

Road Trip


Walks of interest

Clatteringshaws -

Mull of Galloway, Scotlands most southerly point - 

Crichope `linn - 

The Grey Mare’s Tail Waterfall -

Trails to follow - 

Crawick Multiverse - 

Loch Grannoch - Worth the extra effort``! 

Loch Stroan (5km walk from Slogarie) - beautiful walks and lovely for a spot of wild swimming, Paddleboarding or Canoeing 

Raiders Road and The Otter Pools - 


Mossyard - 

Powfoot - 

Powillmont - 

Southerness Lighthouse and Beach - 

Carrick Bay -

Kippford Beach - 

Cardoness Beach - 


Castle Douglas - a designated Food Town with lots of local produce

Kirkcudbright (pronounced kir-coo-bree) - lively fishing port and known as The Artists’ Town.

Portpatrick - Pretty coastal village, cliff walks

Newton Stewart - Gateway to the Galloway Hills

Wigtownshire - Known as Scotland’s National Book Town

Northern Lights


You are in a Dark Sky National Park - one of the UK’s first and one of the best! Make sure you go out at night and look up! -

Or higher a Dark Skies Ranger as your guide -

Trips out

The Savings Banks Museum

Big Water of Fleet Viaduct and walk - 

Caerlaverock Castle - 

Threave Castle - 

Moat Brae, the home of Peter Pan - 

The Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum - 

Dark Space Planetarium - 

Polmaddy Village, abandoned 200 years ago - 



Trusty’s Hill. Gatehouse of Fleet - a small vitrified hill fort with Pictish carvings and a great view!'s+Hill/@54.8771576,-4.1995177,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xf3798fa867debc3f!8m2!3d54.8771576!4d-4.1995177 

Watercolor Paint


The Wee Pottery, pottery painting - 

The Gallery at Laurieston, the closest Gallery with tea and cakes! - 

Kirkcudbright Galleries - 

Kirkcudbright Art Tours - 

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